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Christian Purslow: 'No Champions League will cost Manchester United £60m'

Former Liverpool chief Christian Purslow says that failure to qualify for the Champions League will cost Manchester United in the region of £60m

Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow believes that Manchester United's failure to qualify for the Champions League will cost them around £60m.

The champions are currently seventh in the Premier League, 11 points behind Liverpool who currently occupy the final qualification spot.

Purslow told talkSPORT: "If you qualify for the Champions League you stand to make around £30m. Next year, when that BT Sport deal kicks in, that figure will probably double.

"In other words the difference between fourth and fifth place in the Premier League may be between £50-60m a year. That affects Manchester United the most. They don't look like they're going to be there this year. It gives [manger] David Moyes and [chief executive] Ed Woodward a year to get their act together.

"They can live with a £30m disadvantage for one year but, in another year's time, if they miss out [again], they may never get back [in the Champions League]."

Moyes's side travel to Crystal Palace this weekend.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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